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In Yerevan 96-year-old veteran of the Navy congratulated the day of the Russian Navy

Employees of the Russian centre of science and culture in Yerevan visited and congratulated the day of the Russian Navy 96-year-old Navy veteran Nerses Simonyan, which this year because of the pandemic coronavirus was unable to attend the festivities in Crimea, said the press service of the RCSC.

"Nerses H. Simonyan – sailor, a veteran of the great Patriotic war, the liberation of several cities, including Novorossiysk, Kerch and Sevastopol – several times visited the Crimea at the invitation of the President. This year, in terms of the spread of the pandemic, plans went awry. Employees of the Russian center in Yerevan on the eve of the visit of the hero", - said in a statement posted on the website of the centre.

Foreign Ministry reacted to the expulsion of the Czech Republic members of the Russian Embassy

The Czech authorities declared persona non grata two employees of the Russian centre of science and culture. According to Prime Minister Andrew Babish, they are involved in which appeared a few months ago, information in the Czech media about a Russian diplomat who allegedly brought in his suitcase the poison ricin intended for the alleged poisoning of politicians associated with the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague and the renaming of the square in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

The Russian foreign Ministry said that the Czech side did the dishonest and unworthy, without any reason causing damage to bilateral relations. The Ministry has promised an adequate response to such moves by the Czech authorities.

In Damascus for the first time in seven years, opened the Russian center of culture

Russian centre of science and culture (RCSC) in Damascus resumed the teaching of the Russian language and music for everyone for the first time in seven years. In coordination with the Ministry of culture of Syria, the activities of the Russian cultural center is planned to start in all the Syrian provinces, told RIA Novosti the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Damascus Nikolay Sukhov.

"Once the situation allowed, and the authorities have lifted the quarantine on may 26, the Russian center of science and culture, as well as all the educational institutions of the country, also opened its doors for those wishing to study Russian language and to study music. We continue to meet strict sanitary and epidemiological measures and security measures. Of course, we must not forget in what country we work", - said Sukhov.